From soy wax to paraffin wax, there’s no denying that candles are amazing. They tend to look appealing, can smell great, and can add a relaxing ambiance to any room. For hundreds of years, long before the advent of electricity, our ancestors have utilized their power for sacred ceremonies and to help them navigate their way around the world. As well as adding light and aromas to a room, scented candles can also release feel-good chemicals in the brain, triggering feelings such as romance and calmness. 

Their warm glow caresses our inner senses and helps to soften outside distractions, making them an ideal addition to your Valentine’s day plans or even for daily uses. It has also been proven that surrounding yourself with candles can increase levels of focus and help you to become more productive. If you’ve noticed more and more people on video calls with a backdrop of candles lately, this could be why. Furthermore, more and more people are using candles in their homes to aid a restful night’s sleep. With the increase in the popularity of mobile devices, comes an increase in the amount of blue light we subject our eyes to. This is particularly harmful around bedtime since the blue light plays havoc with our natural circadian rhythms. By shutting off devices at least an hour earlier and using candlelight instead of artificial light, the body can then start to relax and reset disturbed sleeping rhythms. An additional bonus, you get to save a heap of cash on your electricity bills too, what’s not to love?  

Different Waxes Used to Make Candles

Now, the great news is that there are so many different varieties to choose from these days including paraffin wax, beeswax, soy wax, coconut wax, and gel wax candles. Before you rush to get your credit card out, it’s important to note that the type of candle you purchase will have a big effect on the type of ambiance you want to create. For example, paraffin wax is a cheap solution that holds both scents and dyes extremely well. Wick and Wicked’s scented Paraffin Wax Candles smell sensational and are set in your choice of cute colored tins making them the perfect Valentine’s day gift. If you’re looking to add a little sweetness to your date night, you’ll be pleased to know that Wick and Wicked’s Aromatherapy Candles comes with its very own coconut wax candlestick too. We’ve given it a go and can confirm that the exotic coconut aroma is to die for and helps to invoke both playful and happy feelings.  

If the wax that is used to make the candle is of importance to you, one of Wick and Wicked’s beautiful soy wax candles is a fantastic option. Soy Wax candles are all-natural, vegan, and tend to be less expensive than some other natural materials such as beeswax. They can provide strong, invigorating fragrances that can help satisfy your sense of smell without breaking the bank. If you’ve ever walked into a room and have been taken aback by a powerful aroma before, there’s a good chance the source was a soy wax candle. These candles are incredibly versatile and are offered in a range of scents, meaning you can perfectly match your candle to the type of mood and ambiance that you wish to create. The Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candle gives you a jasmine option, guaranteed to give your home a sensually-sweet fragrance. You can also opt for the sultry rose scent which is thought to reduce levels of stress and lower heart rates.  

Of course, we understand that some people are put off from using candles due to their reputation of releasing soot and smoke into the air of your homes; not exactly what you want especially if you’re sensitive to smoke and other air contaminants. The great news is that candles have developed a great deal since the early candle making days of the 13th century. Soy wax candles such as the Matcha Scented Candle are very popular because they release less soot and smoke, giving you the ideal setting for a sweet Valentine’s day treat. As you can see, investing in a soy wax candle really is a win-win situation!

So, if you’re looking to create the perfect ambiance this Valentine’s Day or you’re intrigued by how candles can make a positive difference to your life, check out the full list of candles that Wick and Wicked’s online store has to offer.